Annual “Paving the Way” Scholarship Fundraiser

On April 28th, 2017 Undergraduate Women in Business hosted the 9th Annual Paving the Way Scholarship Fundraiser. This event took place in the HUB at the University of Washington, giving attendees the opportunity to join together on campus in support of UWiB. 185 people joined us for this special evening, including UWiB members and volunteers, UW faculty and staff, professionals from the Seattle business community, friends, family, and our UWiB Woman of the Year, Diankha Linear. Ms. Linear is Senior Director, Corporate Compliance for Nordstrom, Inc. and shared with us her inspiring life story. We also honored, Amanda Eshelman, one of our dedicated members and the recipient of our $2,000 Paving the Way scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of several Pacific Northwest businesses and the hard work of our members, UWiB procured 93 items and 25 desserts as donations for our silent auction and dessert dash. The event raised over $21,000 for our endowed scholarship fund! This was a record-breaking amount and will allow us to increase our scholarship award to $3,000. Achieving this milestone would not have been possible without all who attended, our amazing volunteers, and especially our incredible sponsors. The 9th Annual Paving the Way Scholarship Fundraiser was a huge success, and it helped us come one step closer to reaching our goal of one day fully funding a UWiB member’s annual tuition.

Thank you to our sponsors!
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Thank you to all of the companies that donated items and desserts to our Silent Auction and Dessert Dash!
Click here to see a complete list of our generous donors.

Click here to see the photos of 9th Annual Paving the Way Fundraiser.


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